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Labroye

Labroye
Labroye
Labroye

Coordinates: 50°16′44″N 1°59′25″E / 50.2789°N 1.9903°E / 50.2789; 1.9903Coordinates: 50°16′44″N 1°59′25″E / 50.2789°N 1.9903°E / 50.2789; 1.9903

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Hesdin
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Hesdinois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre Brussart
Area
 • Land1 8.15 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 179
 • Population2 density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62481 / 62140
Elevation 12–117 m (39–384 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Labroye is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography

Labroye is situated in a hillside environment in the valley of the river Authie, which flows through the village. A mixture of woodland and farms, the village has many examples of typical Picardie houses, built in the traditional style with wattle and daub, covered in tar and then whitewashed. The village is at the crossroads of two départemental routes. One, north-south going from Hesdin to Abbeville, the D928 and the other going east-west to Auxi-le-Château and on to Berck, the D119.

Demography

Historical population of Labroye
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 174181144146157173167
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Economy

Agricultural activity is confined to the raising of cattle for milk and beef, and pig farming.

Places of interest

  • The church, solid and reinforced, was once accompanied by a castle, which gave refuge to Philippe VI following the battle of Crecy that took place some kilometres to the south on August 26, 1346.
  • A campground, a restaurant, and some guest rooms are available for tourist leisure activities: hunting, fishing, and walking.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Labroye on the website of Quid
  • Position of Labroye on a map of France
  • Labroye on Mapquest
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